Rapids hand three-year extension to technical director Bravo

The Colorado Rapids announced on year contract extension.

Bravo has presided over Colorado's soccer operations since 2009 and helped the team claim the 2010 MLS Cup.

"Paul has done great things at this club, both as a player and in his current role as technical director," said Rapids president Tim Hinchey. "His work helped us earn our first championship, he's established our youth academy as one of the top in the country, and he conducted an excellent coaching search that led us to Oscar Pareja. We're pleased to have him on board for at least the next three seasons."

Bravo has been a member of the Rapids family for years having played five seasons with the club before serving two years as an assistant coach.

In his role as technical director, Bravo is responsible for not only the first-team operations but also the club's youth academy as well as domestic and international scouting.